why is it different? >> reporter: cyber monday used to be a time when you would be at work sneaking away to your favorite online store. but in this day of mobile devices, you can really shop anywhere, any time, and lots of us do. who needs the mall? >> you can find better deals if you shop online, and it takes less time. >> reporter: not kristen young. one of a growing number of people who shun the big crowds to cybershop. >> try to avoid going to the mall. it's pretty hectic. it does save time, shopping online. and you can do it from the comfort of your couch or the coffee shop. >> reporter: according to san jose's paypal, cyber monday traffic where people shop online is set to triple this year, largely because of all the shopping being done on mobile devices. in fact, so many of us use the internet to find what we're looking for, the idea of cyber monday may soon be outdated. >> people don't have to wait any longer, like you said. they don't have to wait for the deals.